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Print Current Day and Date

Thread began 1/09/2023 8:46 am by jo271221 | Last modified 1/30/2023 2:20 pm by Ray Borduin | 39 views | 2 replies |

jo271221

Print Current Day and Date

The code below is not accurate for me in the Central Standard Time Zone
It advances to the next day too soon. I have not nailed it down as to how many hours early but more than 4.

From what I understand UTC is some sort of standard - but I do not fully understand and I obviously would like the time/date to be accurate in as many locations as possible. The majority of my audience is CST chicago/America.

Can you help?

<p class="white"><?php
// set the default timezone to use.
date_default_timezone_set('UTC');

// Prints something like: Monday August 8th 2005
echo date('l F jS Y');

?></p>

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Instead of UTC, use one of these:

https://www.php.net/manual/en/timezones.america.php

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jo271221

Thank you!
When I first went to here: https://www.php.net/manual/en/timezones.america.php I assumed I would need an abbreviation.

Actually there is not an abbreviation. I was thinking since I was replacing UTC, there would be another abbreviation but it is actually like this:
America/Los_Angeles or whatever timezone- all spelled out.


<?php
date_default_timezone_set('America/Los_Angeles');

$script_tz = date_default_timezone_get();

if (strcmp($script_tz, ini_get('date.timezone'))){
echo 'Script timezone differs from ini-set timezone.';
} else {
echo 'Script timezone and ini-set timezone match.';
}
?>

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